Obituary of Bobby Eugene Thomas ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Mr. Bobby Eugene Thomas, age 77 of Marion passed away Tuesday October 7, 2008 at Sunrise Rehab & Care Center. Mr. Thomas was born in Greenville, TN on March 11, 1931 and was a son of the late Leslie and Emma Turbyfield Thomas. He attended Providence United Methodist Church and he retired from Galey and Lord following 30 years of service. He served 25 years in the McDowell County Rescue Squad and he formerly worked for McCalls Funeral Home. A grandson, Stephen Cook, preceded Mr. Thomas in death.
Left to cherish Mr. Thomas’ memory are his wife Mabel Condrey Thomas of the home; two daughters: Kathy Thomas Cook and husband Dennis of Nebo and Teresa Thomas Waldroup and husband Johnny of Marion; a sister Jessie Bryson of Marion; seven grandchildren: Michael, Rebekah, Lorrie, Travis, Kimberley, Stephanie and Jonathan; 6 great grandchildren; a special nephew Herman Moore and several other nieces and nephew.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday October 8, 2008 at 3:00 pm at Providence United Methodist Church with Revs. Tim Biddix and David Minor. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the church. Interment will be in Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery with military honors provided by the US Army. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McDowell County Rescue Squad PO Box 883 Marion, NC 28752. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday October 8, 2008 Volume 14 # 40